Happiness was when I found "rambutans" in an Asian store in Abilene yesterday morning. If you have been away from your country of origin for any period of time, with very little resembling anything back home as far as food was concerned, you can understand why I was elated. So, I bought a bunch of rambutans and since the "gang" was meeting up for lunch, I thought I'd bring the fruit along for everyone to try.....
Letti: "Er..isn't anyone going to try the rambutan?"
Judy: "Ooo..the skin is pretty..it's not edible, is it?"
Stephanie: *nibble* "The texture is different from anything I've ever had"
Shana: "Let me try a piece..it's all about the texture."
Walter: "What's it called again? Oh, RambuTan? You must be related then! *chuckle* ( My last name is Tan ) ..it tastes like lychee!"
Lin: "Rambu Tan...Rambu Tan...."
Cindy: "Well, I liked it. And you can use the skin for artsy stuff."
Letti: "Elizabeth, aren't you going to try one?"
Elizabeth: *wrinkles her nose*
Lin: "It's good! I like it too. Can I have more?"
David: "I'm not going near that thing. I don't even LIKE lychee."